Blackfriars fire deemed suspicious, damage estimated at $500,000

The London Fire Department responded to a house fire on Blackfriars Street late afternoon on June 23, 2022. (Sean Irvine/CTV News London)

Damage is estimated at $500,000 and a fire at a home on Blackfriars Street in London has been deemed suspicious.

Crews were called to the scene at the corner of Blackfriars and Albion streets just before 5 p.m. on Thursday and were able to put out the fire.

During the knockdown, London fire Platoon Chief Kirk Loveland told CTV News there was a small explosion but thankfully nobody was hurt,

The incident is being investigated by the London police Street Crime Unit, London fire and the office of the Ontario Fire Marshal.